Apart from the launch of 150 private trains, the committee will also oversee the development of 50 railway stations and take all critical decisions regarding processes like bidding documents and concessionaire agreements.
"Higher education is one area which certainly helps them in doing what they are looking forward to. But if you look at the picture of higher education in our country today, is not very, very bright. It is quite grim," NITI Aayog member V K Saraswat said
Describing the Budget proposals unveiled by India's first full-time woman finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman as "unconventional", Kumar said it has covered a very wide canvas in a bid to lay down the roadmap for the next 10 years.
Last year, in February the first round of the health index was released, which measured the annual and incremental performances of States and UTs for the period 2014-15(base year) to 2015-16 (reference year).
Addressing the fifth NITI Aayog meet, PM Modi said, " we are now moving towards a governance system characterised by performance, transparency & delivery. I urge members of the Governing Council to help create a govt setup which works and has the people's trust."
VK Saraswat, former chief of Defence and Research Organisation (DRDO) and a member at NITI Ayog, said that Indian scientists have for long adopted the “additive and repetitive” approach while undertaking researches, which are mostly restricted to the basic sciences.
Arvind Panagariya resigns as Niti Aayog vice-chairman: In August 2014, PM Narendra Modi had announced that the Planning Commission had become redundant, and handpicked Panagariya to head the organisation in its new avatar, the National Institution for Transforming India. To know more about the story watch out the video.